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Kelly Valen

Entries by Kelly Valen

Bullying: It's Time for Parents to Step Up

(10) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 9:28 AM

Thanks to Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, and all those in the trenches, the issue of bullying is again back on our radar. Most of us now know about 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, the latest in a line of children who believed the only way out of their real-time nightmare was suicide....

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Holding Up a Mirror Along with the Bullhorn: Why Women Can't Lay All the Blame Elsewhere

(30) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 5:04 PM

When we consider issues of gender in this country, we tend to assess the progress and prospects of the American woman through an amorphous sort of "look how far we've come" or "look how far we haven't come" analysis, eyes trained on the Man and related cultural influences that have historically...

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An Invitation to True Sisterhood

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 9:00 AM

It's been more than twenty years since I graduated from college but some things, I'm told, haven't much changed, particularly when it comes to issues of humanity and how we treat one another in the day to day -- you know, the basics we all should have mastered in kindergarten....

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